Foster Placements: Why They Succeed and Why They Fail


"Foster Placements: Why They Succeed and Why They Fail describes the differences between successful and less successful placements. Drawing on a study of nearly 600 foster children, the book shows how the child, the carers and the 'chemistry' between them all contribute to differences in outcome. It also considers the contribution of the school, the social workers and the child's own family. The book blends statistical data with case studies and personal accounts from foster carers, social workers and the children themselves. It is an essential and stimulating read for social workers, policy makers and foster families concerned with the success of foster placements." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2005


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